Gujarat National Law University
{Accredited with 'A' Grade by NAAC}...Leader in Legal Education, Research and Professional Training
GNLU organized Credit Course on Intelligence and National Security from 8-10 September, 2017.
The lecture commenced with the Welcome Address by Prof. (Dr.) Bimal N. Patel, Director of GNLU who explained the importance of intelligence and security to national security. He also emphasised on the critical importance of intelligence in the national security doctrine, practice and approaches.

The course on Intelligence and Security was designed to introduce students and practitioners to the increasing role that intelligence plays in contemporary national security. It will provide basic understanding of what intelligence is, role of its agencies followed by discussion on the concept of security, national security while exploring the nature of contemporary threats that pose challenges to the state. It will also investigate on the responses and choices policy makers are forced to make. The course aims to provide students a deeper appreciation of the nuances of security, threat assessment and role and importance of intelligence.
Course Faculty include:
  • Mr. D.C. Pathak, IPS (R), Former Director, Intelligence Bureau and Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee
  • Mr. Rajiv Mathur, IPS (R), Former Director, Intelligence Bureau and Chief Information Commissioner of India.
  • Mr. A. B. Mathur, IPS (R), Former Secretary Security and currently Member of National Security Advisory Board.
  • Mr. Ashok Prasad, IPS (R), Former DGP (J & K) and currently Advisor to MHA
  • Mr. Jaideep Saikia, South Asian security and terrorism expert and author of several books.

The course covered lectures and discussion on the important issues like,
Intelligence: Key Concepts and Debates, Regionalism, organized crime and other threats to Security, India’s Security Setup Session, Threat from China and Neighboring states Challenges to National Security, Cross Border and Faith Based Terrorism, Migration and Refugee, Naxalite and Left Wing Extremism, Insurgency in the North- East, Threat of Radicalisation.

The course was able to draw 50 participants especially student from various universities across the state and the country besides officers. The participants befitted from the n the vast experience and knowledge of the Resource persons, who could capture the importance and relevance of the issues with their practical experience.

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Last Updated : 19-09-2017